Chiang Mai City guide

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Known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty, Chiang Mai is a popular tourist destination that offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity. The mountainous region of northern Thailand is steeped in history and is famous for its ancient temples and ruins. Overall, Chiang Mai offers a blend of cultural heritage and a relaxed atmosphere that attracts travelers worldwide.

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Chiang Mai, sometimes written as ‘Chiengmai’ or ‘Chiangmai’, is often referred to as the ‘Rose of the North’ – the largest economic and culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. Second only to Bangkok in terms of tourism, Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s most beautiful provinces, with majestic mountain ranges and lush greenery and jungles.

Its rather isolated location in the north has helped preserve the city’s distinctive charm and northern Thai influences, which can be seen in everything from the food to the architectural designs around the city. If you’re planning a Chiang Mai trip or want to visit Chiang Mai in the near future, see the best of the former Lanna kingdom in this Chiang Mai travel guide.

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